Balvenie Tun 1509

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 3
Number of bottles
52.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 jun 2016 12:09 pm by WhiskyTrail

Average value

€ 454.52

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150 × member ratings

410 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balvenie Tun 1509

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.27 points.

  1. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant TUN, antique, especially bourbon flavors (23-27 years old). But it's far away to Batch 1 and 1401 series.
    • Nose
      Honey, caramel, vanilla, waxy apple, spicy oak and antique leather.
    • Taste
      Refined. Forest fruits, honey, caramel, oak, pepper and chilli.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy.

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  3. DannyDram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Caramel, oak, tobacco, pepper, nutmeg grape, citric, mineral. Good medium intensity, medium complexity, warming, balanced, but a bit sharp on the finish. Unspectacular well-made whisky with little depth.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Deep and warm sherry notes interwoven with wood tones, dried fruits, spices, a hint of vanilla, after a while a fruity aroma develops. Very nice and complex.

    Sipping it comes fiery, tingling and slightly burning, tart-sweetish, astringent lightly covers the palate, later sticks with a little sherry, malt and wood more tart than sweet. Another sip sparks sherry notes, the whisky now tastes fruity and sweet, becomes soft quickly, the wood tones do not dominate but keep the balance and prevent it from becoming too sweet.
    A very complex whisky that requires a lot of attention.

    Tart tart with wood tones, slightly malty, sweetish, with sherry, soft and very long.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      very spicy, sweet wood, a hint of vanilla, raisins, oak
      Rum rum and rum again
    • Taste
    • Finish
      spicy sweetness, salty spicy licorice and again the rum

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    Tasted from a sample - probably the sample wasn't good
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, toffee, chocolate, some citrus fruits
    • Taste
      85 85
      Punchy, peppery, zesty, grapefruits
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, burning, a tad bitter

  7. asmazda scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    More burnt caramel/sherried profile than batch #1 and #2. But I like it less than the previous two batches because it tastes more simple and the Balvenie distillate is masked a bit too much. Still a good whisky though.

  8. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      98 98

  9. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Vexer scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Full of sweet, nutty goodness. Very balanced between the sherry & classic Balvenie honey. Overpriced of course, as they all are
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. ffmdino scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    very balanced, a force, just awesome
    • Nose
      Vanilla, raisins, oak, caramel
    • Taste
      round and strong at the same time, oak, raisin, coffee
    • Finish
      long, wood, sweet, a little bitter at the end

  12. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Becky Paskin from saysNOSE
    This is where the skill of the blender reveals itself. Some 31 casks have been married together by Balvenie malt master David Stewart, who has used their synergistic complexities to create a nose with a story. Honeycomb, tobacco leaf, leather, sultanas, warm baking spices, fig rolls and sherbet confection. With time comes vanilla ice cream over warm stewed apples.
    Thick and rich, but prickly. Rich dark fruits, caramelised pineapple and anise-spiced sticky toffee pudding studded with crystallised ginger and chilli. Randomly, hot buttered brown toast. Water brings out a slight rubbery note but also reveals Balvenie’s signature honeyed character.
    Round but spicy.
    Another solid expression from Tun 1509, but could do with a slight reduction in strength to dampen the heat.
    Smoking cigars and munching on chilli crackers next to the dessert buffet.Scores: 8.1/10

  13. WhiskyTrail scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The Balvenie TUN 1509 Batch 3 consists of whisky from 31 handpicked barrels from the distillerys' precious reserves.12 Sherry butts from 1989 to 199211 American oak hogsheads from 1989  8 American oak refill butts from 1992 and 1993


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